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Lives of the wives : five literary marriages / Carmela Ciuraru.

Ciuraru, Carmela, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062356918
  • ISBN: 0062356917
  • Physical Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: What's a Wife to Do? -- Una Troubridge and Radclyffe Hall -- Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia -- Elaine Dundy and Kenneth Tynan -- Elizabeth Jane Howard and Kingsley Amis -- Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl.
Summary, etc.:
"A witty look at the complex and fascinating but tumultuous marriages of five well-known figures in the literary world, including British theater critic Kenneth Tynan, and authors Roald Dahl and Kingsley Amis."-- Publisher's description.
The history of wives is largely one of silence, resilience, and forbearance. Toss in celebrity, male privilege, ruthless ambition, narcissism, and a few more factors, and it's easy to understand why the marriages of many famous writers have been stormy, short-lived, and mutually destructive. looks at the complex and fascinating but tumultuous marriages of five well-known figures in the literary world,and exposes the misery behind closed doors. The wives were often demonized and misrepresented, and paid a price when they achieved recognition and freedom. -- Adapted from jacket.
Subject: Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980.
Dundy, Elaine.
Dahl, Roald.
Neal, Patricia, 1926-2010.
Howard, Elizabeth Jane.
Amis, Kingsley.
Morante, Elsa, 1912-1985.
Moravia, Alberto, 1907-1990.
Troubridge, Una Vincenzo, Lady, 1887-1963.
Hall, Radclyffe.
Authors' spouses > Biography.
Authors > Biography.
Marital conflict.
Genre: Biography.

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Warren Public Library 920 CIU (Text) 33720156258331 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 02/23/2024

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